Stinson Sisters Build An Airport

January 18, 1916 Katherine and Marjorie Stinson build their own airport in San Antonio, Texas, and operated a flight school there with brothers Eddie and Jack as mechanics. Katherine was already a famous stunt pilot, the first woman to perform a loop. Marjorie had followed in her sister’s flying footsteps, and in 1915 was the only woman inducted into the U.S. Aviation Reserve Corps. The Stinson’s students became known as “The Texas Escadrille.”